Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and ...
Author: Cody Cassidy
A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and more along the way. Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply? Answer: Yes. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery. Your foot and body weight provide the pressure. The gel provides the humor (and resulting head trauma). Can you die by shaking someone’s hand? Answer: Yes. That’s because, due to atomic repulsion, you’ve never actually touched another person’s hand. If you could, the results would be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb. If you were Cookie Monster, just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting? Answer: Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies, or around four liters. If you eat or drink more than that, you’re approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach, and then you’d better call an ambulance to Sesame Street. From the Trade Paperback edition.
I think of it more as the thing that allows us to choose to do good or evil. ... You
can call this spirituality your soul, or not your soul, but whatever it is, I do believe it
continues after your body is dead. I'm not sure that thing that's going to exist after I
'm dead would say to itself, “I am John Anthony Patrick Barrett and I remember ...
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: New Press, The
The renowned oral historian interviews ordinary people about facing mortality: “It’s the unguarded voices he presents that stay with you.” —The New York Times In this book, the Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Studs Terkel, author of the New York Times bestseller Working, turns to the ultimate human experience: death. Here a wide range of people address the unknowable culmination of our lives, the possibilities of an afterlife, and their impact on the way we live, with memorable grace and poignancy. Included in this remarkable treasury are Terkel’s interviews with such famed figures as Kurt Vonnegut and Ira Glass as well as with ordinary people, from policemen and firefighters to emergency health workers and nurses, who confront death in their everyday lives. Whether a Hiroshima survivor, a death-row parolee, or a woman who emerged from a two-year coma, these interviewees offer tremendous eloquence as they deal with a topic many are reluctant to discuss openly and freely. Only Terkel, whom Cornel West called “an American treasure,” could have elicited such honesty from people reflecting on the lives they have led and what lies before them still. “Extraordinary . . . a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness.” —The Seattle Times
When you're dead you can hold yourself against a thing, you can rub up and
down, intent upon the precise degree of resistance the surface presents, but you
... I didn't even have a dead little twin to meet on the other side – like so many do.
Author: Will Self
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Will Self possesses one of the greatest literary imaginations of any writer working today. How the Dead Live is his most extraordinary book yet—a novel that will challenge, entertain, and truly astonish. Lily Bloom is an aging American transplanted to England who has lost her battle with cancer and lies wasting away at the Royal Ear Hospital. As her two daughters—lumpy Charlotte, who runs a hugely successful chain of stationery stores called Waste of Paper, and beautiful Natasha, a junkie—buzz around her and the nurses pump her full of morphine, Lily slides in and out of the present, taking us on a surreal, opinionated trip through the stages of a lifetime of lust and rage. A career girl in the 1940s, a sexed-up, tippling adulteress in the 1950s and ‘60s, a divorced PR flak in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lily presents us with a portrait of America and England over sixty years of riotous and unreal change. And then it’s over: Lily catches a cab with the aboriginal wizard Phar Lap Jones, her guide to the shockingly banal world of the dead. It’s a world that is surreal but familiar, where she again works in PR and rediscovers how great smoking is, where her cohabitants include Rude Boy, the son who died at age nine and now swears a blue streak, and three eyeless, murmuring wraiths, the Fats—composed of the pounds, literally the whole selves, she lost and gained over her lifetime. As Lily settles into her nonexistence, the most difficult challenge for this staunchly difficult woman is how to understand that she’s dead, and how to leave the rest behind. How the Dead Live is an unforgettable portrait of the human condition, the struggle with life and with death. It’s a novel that will disturb and provoke, the work, in the words of one British reviewer, “of a novelist writing at the height of his powers.”
You will find in this book the very reason you were born, and why it is so important to find your place on that path. This is not a touchy-feel-good spiritual guide as much as it is an awakening with a warning about man's self destruction.
Author: Sondra Sneed
Publisher: Rainbow Ridge Pub
A fascinating dialogue between the creator and a 46 year old woman who has been to hell and back
(They do.) Here is another thing to consider: your skin? Is full of oil and that oil
excretes onto your bras. Also your skin? It sheds. All over your bras. Let's clarify
that point: your bra is full of dead skin. ... If you absolutely must wash your bras in
the machine, here are the things you should know about that process: (1) put the
Author: Jolie Kerr
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Wise and funny. . . . The Lorrie Moore short story, or the Tina Fey memoir, of cleaning tutorials.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times “Thrillingly titled. . . . For a generation overwhelmed not just by dust bunnies, but by bong water on the carpet, pee stains on the ceiling and vomit seemingly everywhere, Jolie Kerr dispenses cleaning advice free of judgment. . . . A Mrs. Beeton for the postcollege set.” —Penelope Green, The New York Times “Jolie Kerr really cuts through the grease and grime with her new book. I do what she tells me to do.” —Amy Sedaris The author of the hit column “Ask a Clean Person” offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life’s little emergencies Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. And let’s be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag. Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic—how do I use a mop? —to the esoteric—what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.
But that would not nearly match my disappointment at allowing you to do such a
thingand live to tell about it. No, my grand dreams of anarchic splendor have
been set aside temporarily for a much more satisfying pursuit. Namely, your
Author: M. Schweitzer
Publisher: american biblioverken
A talented English country house architect must use all his wits and talent to wind his way through a dangerous maze of murderous anarchists, spies and arms merchants at the end of the 19th century.
What to Do When Your Boss/Colleagues Want You Dead Chika Diokpala Ossai-
Ugbah. Be honest with yourself. ... Shut off that voice - you can do it - and add a
few more things to the list of things you can do well. Pretend you are your best ...
Author: Chika Diokpala Ossai-Ugbah
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book enables persons to recognize possible budding signs of hostile environments. The book also commends itself to individuals in positions of authority or leadership to watch their thoughts, words and actions, lest they constitute hostile environments, even if inadvertently, to their followers, staff, students and neighbours. The book avers that life is full of political intrigues and that the work place is a proper arena for testing ones ability to survive. It teaches several principles for surviving the hostile environment.
More than anything, though, I think we no longer do it because of the danger you
face every waking second. You don't live from day to day anymore. You just ARE.
There is no more daily routine where you get up from your bed, wash your face
and pull on your clothes, then head ... We're meat on the hoof to these dead
things, and either chance or luck will decide when you become the next main
Author: Gail Smith
Publisher: Linda Mooney
The handwritten account of one woman's struggle to survive in a world gone DEAD. Something has happened to the world, and now the living are gradually becoming the living dead. This is the story of one young woman's struggle to live a life that has no future.
∗4 Corey: Yes, you are very attentive to other people's needs, someone says
something needs to be done and you agree to do it. I don't see you giving
yourself the time to ask if you really need to do it, or if somebody else can do it, or
maybe it doesn't ... ∗11 Corey: It seems to me that you're still feeling depressed,
angry about things on the job, and trying to sort out feelings about your dead
Author: Cynthia Bisman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new conceptualizations, definitions, and explanations for social work practice and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients and provide a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.
I saved your life, probably at the cost of a war that will make ten thousand more
orphans. What more do ... “You're given a son, and the first thing you do is
scream at him. You're a brave ... You want me to bring back your dead brothers?”
Author: Brent Weeks
Publisher: Hachette UK
The first book in the Lightbringer series, the blockbuster fantasy epic from international bestseller Brent Weeks Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. If you loved the action and adventure of the Night Angel trilogy, you will devour this incredible epic fantasy series by Brent Weeks. 'Brent Weeks is so good it's beginning to tick me off' Peter V. Brett 'Weeks has a style of immediacy and detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into the story. He doesn't allow you to look away' Robin Hobb 'I was mesmerised from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writers' work' Terry Brooks 'Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time' British Fantasy Society Books by Brent Weeks Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Perfect Shadow (novella) Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White
IF IT'S BROKEN, FIX IT Yet being born naïve doesn't mean we must remain so. ...
electrifying, transformational, fear killing, and joy inducing—the truth about who
you are, how you got here, and what you can do with your time in space.
Author: Mike Dooley
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
From the afterlife—a new perspective on your life "I know this may come as a shock, and you know I’m not fond of using stale one-liners, but—‘reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’ I’m as alive now as I was on the day we met, except, maybe, more so." If the dead could speak, don’t you wonder what they would say to those of us they’ve left behind? What would they tell us to soothe our sorrow for their loss, calm our fears of what happens when we die, and fire us up to live the best possible lives we can right now? In pages filled with wisdom, humor, and, yes, joy, New York Times best-selling author Mike Dooley explores our most pressing and profound questions about the afterlife—and this life—from the fresh perspective of those who have made the transition to the next phase. Among the revelations and insights they share: · We were ready; you are not. · There’s no such thing as a devil or hell. · We’re sorry for any pain we may have caused. · Your pets are just as crazy, brilliant, and loving here as they were there. · Nothing we say can prepare you for the beauty of the moment you arrive. You’ll learn that our loved ones are not lost to us; that our time on earth is both a school and an adventure; that, all appearances to the contrary, life truly is fair; and that we have it in us to reshape our own fortunes, starting today.
for being who you are and doing what you know, without question, needs to be
done. ... you've ever done, and assuming Nahrmahn Baytz isn't really already
completely dead, my accounting for those things ... I'll still have to face it in the
end, and the only thing I can hope is that some of the good I've done—most of it
Author: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Books
David Weber's New York Times bestselling Safehold series of military Science Fiction adventure, which began with Off Armageddon Reef, continues with Midst Toil and Tribulation WAR AND FAMINE Once the Church of God Awaiting dominated all the kingdoms of Safehold. Then, after centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of Mother Church--egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athrawes, who enjoys the Charisian royal family's absolute trust. What vanishingly few people know is that Merlin is the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which aliens destroyed Earth...and that since awakening, his task has been to restart the history of the long-hidden human race. Now, reeling from the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the Republic of Siddermark slides into chaos. The Church has engineered a rebellion, and Siddermark's all-important harvest is at risk. King Cayleb and Queen Sharleyan struggle to stabilize their ally, which will mean sending troops--but, even more importantly, preventing famine. For mass starvation in Safehold's breadbasket is a threat even more ominous than civil war... Safehold Series 1. Off Armageddon Reef 2. By Schism Rent Asunder 3. By Heresies Distressed 4. A Mighty Fortress 5. How Firm A Foundation 6. Midst Toil and Tribulation 7. Like A Mighty Army 8. Hell's Foundations Quiver 9. At the Sign of Triumph At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Your answer to a guilty conscience is usually something you do, like confessing
harder, praying more, reading your Bible, ... Are you blasphemous enough to
suppose that your dead works, your feeble efforts can add to the finished work of
Author: Max Anders
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Is spiritual warfare real? From horror movies about the paranormal to romantic comedies involving ghosts, from children’s shows about spirits and smart phone apps about zombies—our culture seems to be obsessed with the supernatural. But how much do we really know, or believe, about angels and demons? This guide clearly outlines what the Bible teaches about spiritual warfare—no religious scare tactics, just non-sensational information about good angels, bad angels, Satan, and the One who holds the ultimate victory, God. Equip yourself with impenetrable spiritual armor to resist evil with this practical guide. Features include: 12 lessons that can be completed in under 1 hour each Real-life application of biblical truth Explanations of prominent Christian views on the topic Easy-to-teach resources, including previews and summary features Questions for discussion Core teachings on Christianity that will challenge any seeker, new believer, or veteran believer looking for a stronger foundation The What You Need to Know Series includes these ten titles: What You Need to Know about God What You Need to Know about Jesus What You Need to Know about the Holy Spirit What You Need to Know about the Bible What You Need to Know about Salvation What You Need to Know about the Church What You Need to Know about Spiritual Growth What You Need to Know about Spiritual Warfare What You Need to Know about Bible Prophecy What You Need to Know about Defending Your Faith
You cannot change the past, but you can do something about the future. What's
in front of you is far more important than what is behind you. Where you are going
is more significant than where you came from or where you have been. If you will
have the right attitude, ... It may seem like your dreams have died, but God can
resurrect your dead dreams or give you brand-new ones. He is a supernatural
Author: Joel Osteen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Joel Osteen's previous bestselling title, Your Best Life Now,offered readers guidance for living a good life. In this eagerly awaited new book he'll guide readers to look within themselves to find their authentic soul and conduct a spiritual examination so they can uncover the core of who they really are. Osteen's message is that God didn't create us to be average - He wants us to stretch ourselves, keep pressing forward for greatness, and to embark on mission of self-discovery. God has given us everything we need to live a victorious life, but it's up to us to draw it out and become the tremendous person He wants us to be. Osteen will be revealing 7 key principles that will enable us to achieve this goal, to expand our horizons and fill our lives with love, joy and peace.
Darling, you Who, under all your pretty fitful ways, Your coaxings and your
poutings, have the strength Of the noblest kind of women, ... Dear wife, If you had
been one born to pleasant things Cared for and praised in a familiar home, Not
knowing what it is to say, “Well this ... a penny and will serve the turn”— If you had
had one other in the world To take up your dead father's guardianship And watch
a little ...
Author: Augusta Webster
Publisher: Broadview Press
Augusta Webster was very widely praised in her own time—Christina Rossetti thought her “by far the most formidable” woman poet. Her work has again come into favour, so much so that Isobel Armstrong and her co-editors of the influential anthology, Nineteenth-Century Women Poets, declare that “there can be no doubt that Augusta Webster ranks as one of the great Victorian poets.” This collection is the first edition of Webster’s poems since 1895. It is a selection of her best work, emphasizing her powerful dramatic monologues and including a substantial number of her lyrics. With an introduction and background documents that highlight the distinctiveness of her work, this edition will help to re-establish Augusta Webster as a major figure of nineteenth-century English literature.
Sometime a woman would say that's something you should be telling yourself.
You can ... Some marriages and relationships ends up bad, death of the entire
family or one person killing the other. Why ... If you don't love me anymore, find
your dead. ... What if anything I can do to save this relationship, to save this
Author: Alvin Wallace
There is no relationship without the involvement of others. The question although so laid back should be “what does it mean to me as a young adult having to walk in “Others” shoes surely you don’t want to make the same mistakes. Hopefully reading this story will provide you with a safety net, insight, knowledge, understanding, and most importantly a wake up call for you before involving yourself into relationships. This book could be your road map or a stepping stone if you will to guide you into making the right and proper decisions governing your relationships and involvements with others.